Friday, February 03, 2012

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Wildfire Rules

Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, a double-page splashie from Legion Lost #4 by DC's reliable artistic powerhouse Pete Woods. When DC's 52 first came out, I was apprehensive about keeping this series, now five issues in, you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers. Click 'n enlarge this beauty to see why...

If someone at DC Direct isn't turning the new looks of the Legionnaires trapped in our virus contaminated past into action figures I can spend more of my grocery money on, I'm going to seriously hurt somebody. 

Hopefully Woods and colourist Brad Anderson stick with the title when writer Fabian Nicieza jumps ship with issue six, because more stunners like this will always be welcome by this Legion fan.

 For more great splashies, click the jump. 

2 comments:

  1. oh man that is a splash page! this is the first time i've seen this version of Wildfire, great design.

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  2. Thanks for the comments Dave - completely agree. Timberwolf has always been my favourite Legionnaire (well him and Dawnstar), but in tis part Cobra Commander part kick-butt outfit, Wildfire ain't that far off!

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